What if traditional boundaries of art didn’t matter? I’m exploring the lines between photography, collage, and printmaking; between hands-on and technology. I call it digital collage. Join me: share your thoughts, stay in touch!
artEAST is all refreshed and renewed for spring, and I’ll be hanging out there at their next Wine Walk. Want to join me? My personal refresh includes trees and botanicals from recent work: Running, Binding, Fusing for starters. I also … Continue reading
Sometimes, the same images that are good focal points are also great as details. The difference is that details might get covered up by other layers, and need strength to poke through and catch your eye. I found myself reusing … Continue reading
It’s time to move on from winter — at least, I hope your weather is agreeing with the calendar! Here are some blooms and blossoms to put you in the mood. These images are available as cards and prints at … Continue reading
More than a year ago, I started a daily collage project. By spring of 2014, I had not only 365 new pieces, I had found a new muse. Each collage I made taught me more about composition, color, and commitment. … Continue reading
How can a plain, dull texture layer jazz up a collage composition? Magic! Continue reading
Fini! Welcome to my 2013 portfolio — I think it’s finished! In French class, the verbs “to have” and “to be” are confusing to English speakers. It turns out that you can’t say “I am finished” much as you’d like to; … Continue reading
For some of the detail layers in my collage, I’m using a new toy: a microscope! A far cry from what I remember in science lab, this is just a wee thing, plugging into my computer’s USB port. And what … Continue reading
This spring, two pieces from my current body of work will be on display at ryan james fine arts in Kirkland — I am so pleased to be included in this show!
It’s curated by Dawn Laurant, who traces her fascination with maps to her background in archaeology. She accepted feast upon and all this will be yours from my 2014 portfolio. Both of these pieces investigate place, through the use of specific locale images and textures, as well as actual map fragments.
cARTography: Personal Metaphors and Mindful Maps runs from April 1 to May 30, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 9. I’ll be there — can you join me?
Where: ryan james fine arts, 11905 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA
When: Thursday, April 9, 5-10 pm
If you haven’t visited before, let me set a bit of context: the gallery is just off 124th Ave NE, behind places like Laughs Comedy Spot and Chan’s restaurant. The gallery is right in between several wineries, who will also be open that night. It makes for a good party!